SANS Building Legislation

SANS 10400-XA Energy Efficiency in New Buildings The energy efficiency legislation for new buildings, SANS 10400-XA, has been published by the regulator (NRCS).  All new buildings will have to comply with the performance parameters.  This means that insulation will have to be installed to achieve the stipulated R-values. South Africa has been divided into six climatic zones according to their humidity and temperature variations: Climatic Zones in South Africa and the R-value Requirements – Roof Insulation and Geyser Insulation Requirements Each climatic zone has different R-value requirements for certain walls and ceilings.  The appropriate thickness and R-value of insulation for your climatic zone, correctly installed, will protect your home against the cold, heat and save electricity providing a comfortable, healthy, safe and quiet space for you and your family. Roof and Ceiling SANS 10400-XA Roof and Ceiling SANS 10400-XA Requirements – Roof Insulation Requirements as per Legislation Building envelope requirements

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Isotherm Insulation Installers

Isotherm Insulation

Isotherm insulation is regarded by many as the most eco-friendly safe roof insulation product on the market. A 30-year manufacturer guarantee backs ISOTHERM. This product is safe enough for a little two-year-old to play with. As we all know, most insulation products have some chemicals or itch factors. Isotherm is a naturally thermally-bonded Roof Insulation product. There are no fire retardants or resin binders in this eco-friendly ceiling insulation. Energy is scarce; our natural resources are depleting. Our carbon footprint is destroying our planet. Find out how to do your bit. “Our globe is under new dramatic environmental pressure: our globe is warming, our ice caps melting, our glaciers receding, our coral is dying, our soils are eroding, our water tables falling, our fisheries are being depleted, our remaining rainforests shrinking. Something is very, very wrong with our ecosystem.”   Richard Lamm 10 Reasons to Insulate With ISOTHERM INSULATION COOL Continue reading »

Aerolite Specifications

Aerolite specifications page is a guideline for the builder as well as developers and homeowners. Should you need any more info please give us a call or send a request from our website. Aerolite specification page will give the R-values of all Aerolite products as well as the R-value including roof and ceiling. The cost of Aerolite will be recovered in 2 to 3 years on energy saving. Aerolite is non-combustible Class A/1 fire rating ( will not burn) Manufactured from 80% recycled glass bottles and 20% naturally Silica sand. Great thermal properties SABS approved Manufactured to ISO 9000 standards Aerolite is a Fibreglass insulation The lifespan of Aerolite is 15 to 20 years Aerolite Specifications   The chart below gives the zones as indicated for all regions. All new homes must install insulation as per this chart Aerolite Specifications For Your Area The map above will give the correct thickness and R-value required

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SoundProofing Roofs and Floors

Soundproofing Roofs

When it comes to soundproofing, soundproofing roofs is the most common as many homeowners have noisy neighbours. Sound Proofing is a very complex application, and the three main applications are Soundproofing between walls and soundproofing between floors, and finally, soundproofing the roof. In these applications, it is usually the roof space that needs to be insulated with soundproofing insulation. The fact is most noise pollution will come through the roof, so that should normally be the first step. We stock many different acoustic products for most applications. SoundProofing Roofs In the application of Soundproofing roofs, we generally insulate with two layers of Aerolite Think Pink. This product is well known for its acoustic values. A single layer of 135mm Aerolite has an NRC of 1.2. Therefore installing two layers will reduce a huge part of the external noise by up to 90%. Having said that, if you are playing loud

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Think Pink Aerolite Insulation

Aerolite Insulation

Aerolite Insulation Did you know Aerolite Insulation is all about saving energy and giving you a more comfortable home? The fact is that insulated dwellings are far more comfortable with a more controlled temperature environment in the house because of the ceiling insulation. 10 Reasons To Install Aerolite Insulation Cool in Summer with Aerolite Warm in Winter Save energy as Aerolite reduces the need for heating and cooling Best Acoustic properties with an NRC 1.1 when the135mm Aerolite insulation is installed. Aerolite Insulation has outstanding Thermal properties Aerolite will not burn and has an A/1 fire prevention rating Long lifespan 30 to 50 years Reduced levels of condensation in homes SABS approved Eco-friendly, manufactured from 80% recycled glass bottles and 20% naturally occurring silica sand. Aerolite is an eco-friendly insulation product. In most cases, it will outlast the lifespan of most homes. How Aerolite Insulation Makes Your Home Cooler In

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